Perfect Pattern Parcel #2 - Hosh Pants and September Tunic

Do you like surprises? I do!

It was a pleasant surprise when Rachael and Jill, the super talented ladies behind the Perfect Pattern Parcel, contacted me - silly little me - to be a part of the blog tour for the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2. At first the only thing I knew was that Pattern Parcel #2 included sewing patterns for a little girl's essential spring wardrobe. A little suspense, a little surprise, oh I loved it and of course I said Yes!

The biggest surprise arrived later when participants were told what five patterns were included in the parcel.

Perfect Pattern Parcel #2

Hanami Top or Dress by Straight Grain Hosh Pants by LoubeeClothing Celestial Tee by Figgy’s September Tunic & Dress by Too Sweets Patterns Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations
 
If I did not promise to keep the content of the Pattern Parcel a secret, I would have been shouting about it from rooftops! Believe it or not, I had three of these patterns on my To Buy wishlist already, and I have been eyeing the forth for ages! Besides, the patterns included in the parcel are perfect for Autumn we are enjoying in the Southern hemisphere.

So now I had five patterns I had to choose which one to use. I really wanted to drop everything and go make five new outfits for Little Monkey, but since we are just about to move house and packing doesn't happen by itself, I had to narrow it down to one or two.

So, While she was sleeping, I made a new outfit for Little Monkey using the Hosh Pants and the September Tunic patterns from the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2. 


I am not sure if Little Monkey is going for Dr Evil's look in this photo. Her royal cheekiness decided she was not in the mood for photos and ran off.


Thank goodness for a long stick that kept my unwilling model amused for a little while - just long enough to snap a few photos!


This is the second pair of Hosh Pants I made for Little Monkey. You can see the first pair here. This time I made her pants longer. Just like last time, I used cotton sateen with stretch to make the pants. Little Monkey calls these her 'shiny pink pants'. I can live with that.


The September Tunic was a new pattern to me. Curiosity may have killed a cat, but in my case it gave me a push to try a new pattern. I am very pleased with it. The pattern is quite easy to put together. Even a novice sewist could make a beautiful tunic or a dress without going crazy setting the sleeves in.


Little Monkey chose the fabric for her tunic from what was available in my stash. I had five vintage buttons that seemed to match the fabric perfectly - done.


This outfit is a little different to what I usually make for Little Monkey, but I love it! Little Monkey now has a perfect outfit for Easter. It looks very girly and somewhat glamorous, but it is still very comfy for a young child to wear and go about their usual business (wiggle, jump and explore that is... or play with long sticks).


Little Monkey may look girly and glamorous in her new outfit, but she is still the same car and truck loving little creature on the inside. So, of course she had to stop and admire our neighbours' bob cat!


After the photo-shoot Little Monkey went bike riding with her Daddy... still wearing her 'glamorous' Easter outfit!


I love these two :)


I will definitely be using the remaining three patterns from the Patter Parcel #2 in the future!

Would you like to purchase this Pattern Parcel? Just click on the link below. There might be another surprise waiting for you. Choose a price of $24 or greater for Parcel #2 and you will also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Prefontaine Shorts by Made with Moxie.

Perfect Pattern Parcel #2

This Parcel is only available for the next two weeks.

Would you like to see more gorgeousness created using these five patterns? Make sure you check out other participant's blogs over the next two weeks:

Shawnta Sews P comme Plimplim CailaMade While she was sleeping YoSaMi stitched together Sew Like My Mom Marina Bebe lexi.made sewVery Call Ajaire I Married Superman Girl like the sea Stitched Compagnie M. Buzzmills floating world fake it while you make it Sewing Mama RaeAnna Our Chez Nous NeurosesGalore Behind the Hedgerow Needle and Ted Kadiddlehopper 2 little hooligans Max-California.com Siestas & Sewing So Cal Sewing Mom lauren dahl La gang à Nat Frances Suzanne Radiant Home Studio Modern Handmade A Jennuine Life It's Always Autumn lea & lars I Seam Stressed So, Zo... What do you know? Andrea's Notebook Steph Skardal Nutta! Sewpony Made With Moxie imagine gnats Inder Loves Folk Art Pienkel
 
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38 comments

  1. i LOVE this outfit!!! that tunic is just fabulous. thanks for being part of PPP! XO

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Rachael, and thank you for inviting me :) It has been a pleasure to make this little outfit :) Can't wait till I am set up again to sew the remaining patterns form the Parcel :)

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  2. Looove this outfit! Perfect! Her hair is getting longer, isn't it!?

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    1. Thank you Shino :) Yes, her hair is getting so long! We have now transitioned from two piggy tails to 'one piggy tail" aka a pony tail :)

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  3. Great job!! She looks so cute and frilly in this new outfit :) I was wondering when you were going to show up in the blog tour ;)

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    1. Thank you very much Aslisa. She looks so girly in this outfit, doesn't she? How did you work out I was going to be involved? I thought I managed to contain my excitement hahaha

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  4. This outfit looks great on her! I love your September Tunic. The vintage buttons are a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Jill :) LM has already worn her new outfit a few times - why save it for just one occasion, right? Once again, thank you for extending an invitation to me :)

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  5. Jenya, I love this Easter outfit! Perfect for an active girl and so adorable!!

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    1. Thank you April. Comfort is the most important factor for me when it comes to kids clothes.

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  6. So sweet! I looove that Sept. tunic. I haven't sewn it, but I've seen a few of them around and I love all of them... And, of course, every girl needs some shiny pink pants for Spring!

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    1. Thanks Monica :) I have only seen two September tunics before, and they both were lovely. I am not really into pink myself, but since my daughter is - oh whatever - pink shiny pants it is haha

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  7. Little monkey looks great in her new clothes! I can remember owning a pair of pink skinny pants when I was little and I wore them until they were no longer wearable...they were definitely my favorite! I love the whole outfit Jenya...nice work!

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    1. Thank you Teresa. I can't remember if I went through a pink stage as a girl. I think just about every girl does. I am glad LM likes her shiny pink pants. I have a feeling they are her fave at the moment :) which make me a tiny little bit happy-er :)

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  8. Autumn in Oz looks lovely! I love that little Monkey loves trucks! Missy took a truck with her to playgroup today, then played at being a builder all afternoon - she is soooo not girly....sadly she is no rebelling against dresses.
    So this is a great outfit for a girl who wants to be a trucker... looks lovely and feminine, but still quite practical. Blue and pink is one of my favourite colour combos...V

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    1. If we lived closer to each other our girls could have had a car/truck playdate hahaha LM takes her matchbox cars to bed with her. Every night. I don't mind :) What does Missy like wearing now?

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  9. i love this outfit! i was wondering what to use to make the hosh pants, and if i would make them at all as my little girl is really anti-pants, but i think she would wear shiny pink pants! thanks for the inspiration =0)

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    1. To be honest with you, I was worried the outfit might end up looking pyjamas-like when I was picking the fabric for the pants. It looked so ridiculously bright pink! I must say this pink looks soooo much better in daylight! My daughter loves dresses and jeans, but she has been gladly wearing her shiny pink pants, so maybe your little girl will like them too?

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  10. Lovely Jen!! I've never seen the September tunic pattern before, but I love the way it buttons up at the back - such great detail. I think I'll be buying the parcel based on this outfit alone :)

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    1. Thank you Renee :) I could not make something without buttons or pockets ;)

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  11. Gorgeous! You did very well considering you are moving:) love th bike riding pic!

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    1. Thank you Suz :) My husband helped a lot by taking LM bike riding so that I could sew! It is nice to be able to do that - give each other an opportunity to do our own thing. And LM loves spending quality time with her daddy, so it was a win-win-win :)

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  12. I adore both the color and the print of the top fabric, and the pink pants are awesome! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Veronica :) I find that when I let her pick fabric for a new outfit the chances she will enjoy wearing it increase dramatically!

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  13. I love your version of the September tunic. A very happy fabric choice. Do you think the sleeves are a good length? I'm undecided whether I would prefer them longer or shorter. I'll be making one soon too.

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    1. Oh thank you :) I think the sleeves are perfect for our current weather. I would make them longer during cold months, especially if I wanted to put a long sleeve top underneath.

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  14. Just adorable, Jenya. The top and pants look great together!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam :) When I finished both items I showed them to my husband, and he said they looked like a complete outfit. Well, that was the idea haha

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  15. Shiny pink pants next to the bob cat, is adorable!
    I love this tunic, those are my favourite colours.
    And buttons, so pretty.;)

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    1. Thank you Carolina :) Since there were no pockets on her outfit, I had to use some cute buttons!

      That bob cat! We cannot walk or drive past it without LM stopping to admire it! She is crazy about it!

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  16. such a cute outfit!! love it! :)

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    1. Thank you very much :) This little girl is so much fun to sew for!

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  17. Cute! My girls would love those bright colors! I just finished up my Hosh pants today. It's a great little pattern and goes together quickly.

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    1. OH I will have to pop over check out your Hosh pants! They take as long as a pair of leggings, but they are so much cooler!

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  18. Ah, I love your version! And I agree - this is a sweet, feminine outfit, but also super practical for playing, checking out machinery, and bicycling! Awesome!

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    1. Oh sorry I did not reply earlier! in time this was published we were moving house and things got a bit crazy! Thank you for your lovely comment.

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